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Ky. Clerk Won't Interfere With Deputies Issuing Marriage Licenses

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    Kentucky Clerk Won't Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    Kim Davis returns to work for first time since being jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage laws, saying she won't interfere with deputy clerks but also won't authorize licenses. (Published Monday, Sept. 14, 2015)

    Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who went to jail for five nights for refusing to sign same-sex marriage licenses, returned to work Monday and said she is not going to interfere with her deputies issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

    “Her problem is being the authorizing agent for the union, not that it is happening in her office,” her attorney, Horatio “Harry” Mihet, told reporters at news conference Monday, adding that Davis "just wants to go back to serving the people of Rowan County."

    Davis questioned the validity of licenses issued without her authority, but the governor and the county attorney have said that licenses issued to gay couples by the deputies will be valid.